Donald R. McClarey

Tolerance and Our Discontents

  There was a buzz phrase among Leftists in the late Sixties:  The Personal is Political.  I have always found that an alarming statement because it elevates political issues far above their proper sphere in our lives.  When politics has

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Donald R. McClarey

What This Is All About

The motivation to destroy Brett Kavanaugh comes down to one issue:  abortion.  With Kavanaugh on the court the odds are high that Roe will either be overturned or vastly scaled back.  To most Leftists abortion is a sacrament and a

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Donald R. McClarey

Liberals and Leftists

An interesting video distinguishing between Liberals and Leftists.  Classic Liberalism of the 19th century variety has much in common with variants of modern American Conservatism.  Liberalism in the twentieth century is a long tale of the interaction between it and

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: John Gray

Despite everything, liberals cannot help thinking of history as a story of redemption. That is why they cannot help seeing Putin and Xi Jinping, Orbán and Salvini as reverting to the past. A future that contains hyper-modern tsars, technocratic emperors

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Donald R. McClarey

The Ten Commandments of Leftist Policies

Always remember this about the Leftists and the  policies they advocate: The policies they advocate almost always are based on emotion rather than on rational analysis. Virtue signaling one-upmanship, and ideological purity contests, with other Leftists is always a feature

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Donald R. McClarey

Mendacity and the Left

One Catholic blog I check in with on a regular basis is Est Quod Est.  On Monday, Pauli, the blog proprietor, had a post which gave a fine example of how the social media Left operates:   Mark Shea Attributes

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Donald R. McClarey

Abortion and the Left

I think the below neatly encapsulates what most Leftists truly think about abortion.  (Every possible advisory as to the video:)     No truck nor truce with the Left.  When the sad comedienne known as Michelle Wolf comes before God

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Donald R. McClarey

An Alliance of the Dangerous and the Dim-Witted

One of the more bizarre developments in recent years is the alliance between militant Islam and the Left.  Bizarre, because if the Jihadists come to power in a nation, the Leftists can expect, at best. to be treated with the

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Donald R. McClarey

For the Left it is Politics 24-7

Men are so simple, and so subject to present necessities, that he who seeks to deceive will always find someone who will allow himself to be deceived. Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince       Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts explains

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Donald R. McClarey

Intersectionality

One aspect of Leftist politics that has been true since the French Revolution is the tendency of the Left to shatter into hostile factions.  During the French Revolution we have the Jacobins and the Girondins.  The reign of Stalin in

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Donald R. McClarey

Jordan Peterson: Dangerous People Are Teaching Our Kids

Jordan Peterson explains what a sham much of higher education today is:     The Left poisons everything it touches.  Higher education is largely in the hands of a cult that substitutes indoctrination for education, and hates traditional Western Civilization. 

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Ben Butera

On Smelling Death

Like many, I often ponder the evil of mass shootings and other killings. Mass murder is mass murder in a sense, but something like an Islamic terrorist attack has a specific religious/political motivation. Other types of mass murder and suicide

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Donald R. McClarey

The Ever Unconvincing Left

Internet sensation Jordan Peterson, and the over the top hate directed against him by the Left, brings to mind one of the unspoken features of contemporary life:  Leftism is completely unconvincing.   Think about it.  Leftism tends to only flourish

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Donald R. McClarey

On Killing

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts has a fascinating post pondering how the contemporary Left and Right look at killing:   Oh Pope Francis   A crisis is calling.  Fresh from his attack on ‘Fake News’, wrapping it around the ever present

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Donald R. McClarey

100 Racist Things of 2017

I trust everyone had a grand Christmas.  The law mines are usually fairly quiet between Christmas and New Years.  I have two real estate closings on tap this week and otherwise I hope I can use the time to perform

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Donald R. McClarey

The Left Hates US

How then shall we perform it?–At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it?– Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow?

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Leftism as Substitute Religion

  The howls of incoherent fury with which much of the left has greeted the advent of the Trump administration seems quite strange until we recall that leftism is essentially not a political movement for many of its adherents but

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Ignorance as Brave New World

    Much of leftist politics today consists of leftists stating that what is manifestly not true must be believed with a religious fervor that would put to shame most Trappist monks.  Dave Griffey at his blog Daffey Thoughts reminds us of the

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Freedom and the Left

    John C. Wright, Catholic convert and science fiction author, has a brilliant post at his blog, John Wright’s Journal, in which he examines the threat to freedom posed by the contemporary left:   It is darker than you

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The Left’s Astroturf War Against the Catholic Church

Christopher Johnson, a non-Catholic who has taken up the cudgels so frequently for the Church that I have designated him Defender of the Faith, has a barnburner of a column over at his blog Midwest Conservative Journal:   Gay conservative

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Leftism as a Religion

Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked, 2 Timothy 3:2   Dennis Praeger has a brilliant post up at National Review Online in which he describes leftism as a subsitute religion: Within mainstream Protestantism

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